Jacques Sernas

About Jacques Sernas

Who is it?: Actor, Writer
Birth Day: July 30, 1925
Birth Place:  Kaunas, Lithuania, Lithuania
Died On: 3 July 2015(2015-07-03) (aged 89)\nRome, Italy
Birth Sign: Leo
Native name: Lithuanian: Jokūbas Bernardas Šernas
Other names: Jack Sernas
Occupation: actor
Years active: 1947–2008
Spouse(s): Maria Stella Signorini (1955-?)
Children: Francesca (b. 1956)
Parent(s): Jokūbas Šernas

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Jacques Sernas was born on July 30, 1925 in  Kaunas, Lithuania, Lithuania, is Actor, Writer. With eye-catching good looks, blond Lithuanian-born actor Jacques Sernas (aka Jack Sernas) is best known for cutting a fine figure in European costumers and spectacles in the 1950s and 1960s. Born on July 30, 1925, his father died when he was a year old and the boy would be raised by his mother in Paris. After schooling there he joined up as a French Resistance fighter during W.W.II. Captured by German forces and imprisoned for over a year in Buchenwald, he was eventually freed.Sernas originally studied medicine in the early postwar years but acting soon caught his fancy. He made an unbilled movie debut in the French film Miroir (1947) starring Jean Gabin. In the years to come Italian/European action films would dominate his screen time. Audience attention grew in proportion with a variety of comedies, dramas, costumers and adventures including Gioventù perduta (1948) [Lost Youth]; La révoltée (1948) [Stolen Affections]; Il falco rosso (1949) [The Red Falcon] in which he played the title role; Blaubart (1951); the costumed romancer Camicie rosse (1952) [Anita Garibaldi]; and Lulù (1953) co-starring with Valentina Cortese.The actor hit major international attention after being cast as Paris opposite sex sirens Rossana Podestà and Brigitte Bardot in Helen of Troy (1956) and Hollywood itself took brief notice, handing him a starring role in the Warner Bros. war film Jump Into Hell (1955) and a few TV guest parts. When nothing came of it, he returned to Italy and was for the most part relegated to supporting characters, making one lasting impression as a fading matinée idol in Fellini's masterpiece La dolce vita (1960).Other Italian/European films in and around this decade included La Venere di Cheronea (1957) co-starring Belinda Lee; Le notti di Lucrezia Borgia (1959); Orazi e Curiazi (1961) starring Alan Ladd; Il conquistatore di Corinto (1961) in which he co-starred with John Drew Barrymore; Romolo e Remo (1961) starring musclemen Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott; 55 Days at Peking (1963) starring Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner, which filmed in Spain; The Dirty Game (1965) [aka The Dirty Game] starring Henry Fonda, which filmed in Germany; the "spaghetti western" Per pochi dollari ancora (1966), Midas Run (1969) starring Fred Astaire and Richard Crenna, which filmed in Italy and England; and the Italian/US co-production Hornets' Nest (1970), a war drama starring Rock Hudson.As the years rolled by Sernas was seen less and less on film and more and more on Italian TV. Into the millennium he appeared in a few elderly roles, one being a 2003 TV movie about Pope John XXIII and the last being a TV movie in 2006 at the age of 81.
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He was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, the son of Jokūbas Šernas, a signatory of the 1918 Act of Independence of Lithuania, who died when Sernas was one year old. His mother took him to Paris, France, where Sernas received his formal education. During World War II, he joined the French Resistance and was captured and interned at the Nazi Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany. After the war, Sernas was considering a career in Medicine and then in journalism before turning to films. His first role was in Miroir (1946).


In June 1955 Sernas married the Romanian Journalist Maria Stella Signorini. They had a daughter Francesca born 1956.


Sernas also appeared on American television, including the lead role in the 1956 Warner Brothers time travel production "Man from 1997" featuring James Garner.


His more recent appearances have included appearing as a Cardinale Feltin in the television biographical film Pope John XXIII (it) (2002) and as Ambasciatore in the television comedy film Regina dei fiori (it) (2005). For the last 30 years Sernas lived and worked in Rome.